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Whale watching San Juan Islands

On the Orca trail in the San Juan Islands

Whale watching San Juan Islands

Travel takes on a very special meaning for those who travel the world looking for wildlife. If you love heading to off-the-beaten-path destinations to see beautiful animals in their natural habitat, look no further than the San Juan islands. Follow along as our guest contributor, Shaly Pereira from traveltoes85, takes us on a beautiful adventure around […]

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Cobourg Sandcastle Festival

Exploring Ontario’s Cobourg Beach Sandcastle Festival

Cobourg Sandcastle Festival

It’s already been established many times over that Canada travel is absolutely full of wonderful experiences. However, art-loving travelers might want to put one of Ontario’s most popular annual festivals – the Cobourg Beach Sandcastle Festival – on their calendar for next year. Guest contributor and Toronto resident, Kirsten Gallagher, is here to tell us about […]

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St. Pierre

Exploring the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon

St. Pierre

Although traveling the world is well worth it, sometimes we forget that exploring in our own backyard is a great way to find little off-the-beaten-path gems. Guest contributor and Toronto resident, Kirsten Gallagher, recently had the opportunity to explore two little-known French islands, St. Pierre and Miquelon, which sit off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. […]

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Wild Pacific Trail

Walking the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet, B.C.

Wild Pacific Trail

On a Vancouver Island road trip, walking the Wild Pacific Trail offers visitors to Ucluelet, the opportunity to get out of the car for an exercise break. But don’t move so fast that you fail to appreciate the dramatic ocean views and serene forest setting. This moderately easy walk is a must-do when travelers visit […]

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Colorful streets of Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Include Dawson City on Your Alaska Highway Road Trip

Colorful streets of Dawson City, Yukon Territory

One of the beauties of an Alaska Highway road trip is the diversity of alternate routes. There are so many options! That’s how Alan and I ended up exploring Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. We left the Alaska Highway at Whitehorse for the 330-mile-drive on the Klondike Highway to Dawson City because that’s where […]

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View of Christie Lake

Canadian Adventures for Boomer Travelers

View of Christie Lake

Did you know that the Canadian Federation includes ten provinces and three territories? From urban areas to far-flung national parks on the Arctic Ocean, active boomer travelers will find a variety of Canadian adventures to suit their style. To get you started, here’s an active travel idea for every province and territory in Canada. Which ones […]

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Canada Day in Ottawa

Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa

Canada Day in Ottawa

If you’re planning a Canadian adventure this summer, you’re definitely in luck—Canada Day is just around the corner with plenty of celebrations going on. Thankfully, today’s guest contributor and Ottawa resident, Vanessa Chiasson from  Turnip Seed Travel, is showing us the best way to partake in Ottawa Canada Day celebrations! Ottawa locals love to pretend […]

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Québec City

Exploring Quebec City’s Historic Quarter

Québec City

For most, the mention of Carnaval conjers up images of scantily clad women gyrating their way along colorful parade routes. However, there are some Carnaval celebrations around the world that, although less raucous, still offer tons of fun. Guest contributor, Kirsten Gallagher, recently had the opportunity to explore Quebec City’s annual celebration and is here to […]

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Québec City

Discover Québec City, the Top Winter Wonderland in North America

Québec City

Canada by Design is sponsoring this advice on how to discover Québec City in the winter. In terms of winter travel, Canada has a lot of amazing options. Whether you’re looking for fluffy white snow and active winter travel options, or just a nice long stroll around picturesque villages, places like Quebec offer a complete itinerary […]

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